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UC Davis Continued and Professional Education International Programs

The University of California, Davis, Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s International programs create relationships with universities, students, scholars and professionals across the globe. We design academic programs and global partnerships for UC Davis. We also provide academic oversight on a wide range of international scholar programs, academic preparation, English-language instruction and comprehensive support for international students and scholars. For more than 40 years, the International programs at UC Davis have welcomed international scholars, professionals and students from around the world with wide-ranging and innovative academic programs.

International programs are part of the UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education. With more than 50,000 annual enrollments in classroom and online university-level courses, the Division of Continuing and Professional Education provides a wide array of courses and programs that help students from around the world achieve their educational and professional goals. UC Davis is certified by SEVP and authorized to host F1 international students.


UC Davis Continued and Professional Education International Programs


English Program 2 Weeks

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Global Leadership and Innovation Program

2-Week Program scheduled in customers' need

  • 15 - 25 participants: undergraduate and graduate students
  • Students have high-intermediate and higher English proficiency levels, for example TOEFL iBT 79-89 and higher or IELTS 6 or higher
  • Students enter the U.S. on F-1 visa supported by UC Davis

Program Description

The program prepares university students for leadership in the global workplace. Special focus is on leadership development and developing students’ initiative. Students will engage in academic work, complete group assignments, practice public speaking, and engage in projects that prepare them to think innovatively and creatively. A capstone learning experience includes a group project on contemporary leadership. The program will include the following topics:

  • Leadership
  • Methodologies for leading a team
  • Methodology of Design Thinking
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Intercultural communication skills
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • American culture
  • Academic writing

Program goals are:

  • Develop participants’ intercultural skills through work with American students, instructors, and faculty
  • Enhance students’ public presentation skills
  • Develop participants’ understanding of the needs of the global workplace from leadership perspective
  • To strengthen students’ understanding of U.S. culture and society through personal study abroad experience
  • To gain a competitive edge in applying for U.S. graduate programs, including learning about the UC Davis graduate programs and the admission process for US graduate schools
  • To experience the rich cultural and recreational activities in northern California, including the city of Davis, Sacramento (the state capitol), and San Francisco.

UC Davis

English Program 4 Weeks

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English for Science and Technology

Education to Achieve Your Goals

UC Davis' English for Science and Technology Program is an intensive program that helps students improve their technical English-language skills and learn to use English more confidently in the fields of science and technology. It is designed for international undergraduate and graduate students majoring in science, engineering and/or technology and adult professionals who want to improve their technical English-language skills.

Program Benefits

This engaging and academically rigorous program builds language and professional skills, such as critical and analytical thinking, oral presentation and intercultural communication skills, that empower students to succeed in global, English-speaking technical environments. The educational and professional focus of the program provides long-term value that will increase academic and employment opportunities for students seeking further education and careers in science, technology and engineering.

  • Expanded technical vocabulary and understanding of emerging technologies
  • Increased awareness of current issues in applied science and technology
  • Confidence in creating and delivering a professional presentation
  • Networking with students and faculty
  • Letters of reference
  • Optional volunteer experiences

Program Details

This four-week program, held in our new state-of-the-art International Center, is offered twice each year (summer and winter) and includes four hours of instruction each day. Students are grouped based on their level of proficiency to ensure the best possible learning experience.

  • Visits to UC Davis campus laboratories and regional high-tech companies
  • Small classes (about 12-16 students)
  • Highly qualified and experienced instructors
  • Technology-driven classrooms, including a multimedia learning center
  • Daily recreational, cultural and social activities with UC Davis student leaders
  • Optional weekend trips may include Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco and Los Angeles

Rigorous, Engaging Curriculum

Program curriculum, along with presentations and site visits to local high-tech companies and UC Davis research labs, allow students to communicate directly with experts, observe applied science and technology first hand and gain an enhanced understanding of current advancements in science and technology. Along with Listening and Pronunciation for Science and Technology, courses include:

Hot Topics in Science and Technology

  • Improve analytical skills by reading articles, listening to lectures, watching audiovisual programs and discussing current research
  • Develop technical English vocabulary
  • Discuss and appreciate the power of ideas in science and technology that are changing people’s lives and the world

Intercultural Research Project

  • Develop questions to research a topic of choice
  • Conduct information gathering by interviewing native English speakers on and off campus
  • Collect, analyze and organize project information
  • Prepare, practice and give a poster presentation

Introduction to Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology

  • Realize the power of R & D (i.e., research and development) in science and technology through studying entrepreneurship
  • Feel the spirit of entrepreneurship that has advanced science and technology and changed the way people live in recent years
  • Think flexibly about your future career choices
  • Enhance understanding of mandatory extracurricular activities such as site visits, presentations and/or workshops

*Participants must have a high-school diploma or be at least 18 years old to enroll in this program.

UC Davis

English Program 4 Weeks

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English for Global Business

Education to Achieve Your Goals

UC Davis' English for Global Business Program helps students improve their knowledge of global business as well as their English proficiency. Designed for students who major in business-related fields or who wish to improve their English proficiency within business contexts, this program is located in an ideal place to learn how global businesses work—from startups to large international companies.

Program Benefits

This engaging and intensive program builds language and professional skills, such to critical and analytical thinking, presentation skills, best business practices and how to integrate innovation and sustainability, to help you succeed in a transnational workplace. Located at the crossroads of three (San Francisco, San Jose/Silicon Valley, and Sacramento) of the top four clean-tech metropolitan areas in the United States, Davis is a center for sustainability and entrepreneurship. Plus, the educational and professional focus of the program provides long-term value that will increase your academic and employment opportunities .

  • Access to a world-class university known for its translational research in areas of energy, bio-tech and bio-medical fields
  • Collaboration and leadership skills
  • Understanding of how U.S. companies innovate in a global economy
  • Connections to industry experts and entrepreneurs from sustainability and high-tech industries
  • Increased ability to think critically and analytically about business cases and readings
  • Networking with students and faculty
  • Letters of reference
  • Optional volunteer experiences

Program Details

This four-week program, held in our new state-of-the-art International Center, is offered twice each year (summer and winter) and includes four hours of instruction each day. Students are grouped based on their level of proficiency to ensure the best possible learning experience.

  • Visits to local companies and presentations from entrepreneurial experts
  • Small class size (12-18) for high interaction among instructors and students
  • Highly qualified and experienced teachers
  • Technology-driven classrooms, including a multimedia learning center
  • Daily recreational, cultural and social activities with UC Davis student leaders
  • Optional weekend trips include Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley, San Francisco and Los Angeles

Rigorous, Engaging Curriculum

Program curriculum, along with presentations and site visits to local companies, allow students to communicate directly with experts. Students also practice English once a week in class with UC Davis conversation leaders. The core classes include:

Business Communication Skills

  • Improve speaking and pronunciation skills through directed practice in various functions of business communications
  • Handling telephone calls and emails
  • Understanding meeting procedures and terminology
  • Presenting and responding to opinions
  • Word choices, attitudes and using diplomatic language

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

  • Learn about the initial phase of research and development, followed by beta testing
  • Gain skills to analyze business and market trends, data and reports
  • Evaluate various business situations
  • Discuss recommended courses of action
  • Engage in role-plays to stimulate practical learning
  • Consider flexibility in searching for a career

Intercultural Business Research Project

  • Learn to make effective oral and visual presentations in English
  • Learn to design and conduct effective research interviews
  • Collect, organize and analyze data
  • Enhance collaborative and leadership skills

Hot Topics in Global Business

  • Improve critical thinking and analytical skills by reading articles, watching talks and engaging in guided discussions on global business themes
  • Deepen your understanding of transnational and cross-cultural management issues
  • Learn current approaches to innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship that are changing the future of the business world

*Participants must have a high-school diploma or be at least 18 years old to enroll in this program.

UC Davis

English Program 4 Weeks

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Communication and Culture

Achieve Your Personal and Academic Goals

UC Davis' Communication and Culture Program (CCP) offers comprehensive, high-quality instruction to help students improve their English conversational fluency and learn more about American culture. Our academic expertise, professional instructors and beautiful California campus make this an enriching, transformational educational experience.

Program Benefits

This intensive learning experience is ideal for international undergraduate and graduate students, along with international professionals who want to improve their English language skills. The educational and professional focus of the program provides long-term value that will increase academic and employment opportunities.

  • Gain confidence and skills in English speaking and listening
  • Strengthen pronunciation and verbal presentation skills
  • Learn more about American culture and customs
  • Practice American English natural speech patterns and idioms

Program Details

This four-week program, held in our new state-of-the-art International Center, is offered twice a year (winter and summer) and includes four hours of instruction each day. The program is open to students of all English-speaking levels who want an intensive learning experience within a short time frame. Students are grouped based on their level of proficiency to ensure the best possible learning experience.

  • Highly-qualified and experienced teachers
  • Small class size (14-18) for high interaction among instructors and students
  • Technology-driven classrooms, including a multimedia learning center
  • UC Davis students as conversation partners both in- and out-of-class
  • Daily recreational, cultural and social activities with UC Davis student leaders
  • Optional trips to Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, Napa Valley and Los Angeles

Rigorous, Engaging Curriculum

Core classes are designed to quickly build English fluency and immerse students in American culture. Advanced students may also choose one elective, including Academic Preparation Skills, Business Communication Skills and Critical Thinking Along with Listening and Pronunciation, core courses include:

Everyday Expressions and Idioms

  • Learn expressions used by Americans
  • Discuss the cultural context of American expressions and idioms, and gain a deeper understanding of American culture by improving knowledge of informal speech patterns of Americans
  • Discuss grammar points as needed and relevant or

U.S. Society and Culture

  • Increase your knowledge of American values and attitudes, institutions, history and culture through readings, discussion, exposure to a variety of media and journal writing
  • Build a foundation of specific vocabulary in order to actively participate in discussions
  • Better understand American culture as well as other students’ cultures

Intercultural Research Project

  • Develop questions to research a topic of cultural interest
  • Gather information by interviewing native English speakers on and off campus
  • Analyze and organize project information, Prepare, practice and give a poster presentation

*Participants must have a high-school diploma or be at least 18 years old to enroll in this program.

UC Davis

Enrichment Camps and College Tours

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Youth Programs: Enrichment Camps and College Tours

  • For student groups aged 10 to 18.
  • Programs on the UC Davis campus.
  • Language interpreters provided. English instruction can be included in programs.
  • Housing options include homestay, campus dorms and local hotels.

Example custom programs:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Earthquake Technology Challenge
  • Flight and Space
  • Toy Design
  • Robotics
  • Introduction to U.S. Higher Education
  • College Tours

UC Davis

Developing Programs that Meet Your Needs

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Custom Programs

Developing Programs that Meet Your Needs

Every university, institution and organization we partner with is unique. Each has different needs, different goals and different students. Our approach to developing custom international education programs reflects these differences, ensuring that the programs we create are as distinctive as the clients and students we serve. For more than 40 years, the UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education's International programs have developed customized programs for some of the world’s most notable international universities, government-sponsored agencies, higher education organizations and foreign ministries of education.

Program Benefits

  • Highly-customized—Program format, timing and curriculum are all built based upon the specific needs of your students and organization
  • Collaborative—Our staff work directly with you to ensure your program is the perfect blend of academic rigor, cultural exposure and social experience
  • Exceptional—Taught by our outstanding English-language instructors, University of California faculty and leaders in private industry
  • Impactful—Depending on your needs and the length of your program, students can earn certificates of attendance, academic credit at their home university or diplomas or diplomas

Partners and Clients

We have created customized international education programs for some of the world’s most prestigious and influential international universities and educational organizations, including:

  • Leading International Universities
  • Prestigious Government Organizations
  • Respected Educational Partners

Our Process

Like our programs themselves, our approach to working with you is customized, collaborative and personal. Our process is divided into five key steps:

  • Discovery

    Review our website to get a sense of the wide range of courses and programs we offer. When you’re ready, contact us to discuss your ideas and needs. We will ask you about your group's profile and specific requirements, and provide you with additional information about our programs.

  • Development

    You will work with one of our program coordinators to explore program options in more detail, including curriculum, site visits and guest speakers, housing and other student services (bus passes, ID cards, computer access accounts, welcome and closing ceremony receptions, airport pick-up, etc.). Schedules, dates and fees will be negotiated, and we’ll provide you with a written proposal summarizing your program.

  • Confirmation

    When all of the details of the program are agreed upon, we will prepare a final proposal and program agreement for signature. If you are working with an independent agency for administrative services, we will work with them to handle logistical details. Payment for the customized program is typically via wire transfer or credit card.

  • Implementation

    Develop all the services and instructional details for your program, including hiring instructors, identifying speakers and establishing course visits.

  • Evaluation

    Students will evaluate all aspects of the program. At the close of the program, your program coordinator will provide you with a detailed report, including student evaluations, feedback and suggestions for improvement.



UC San Diego Extension International Programs

UC San Diego


University of California San Diego

Situated on over 5 square kilometers of woodland overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the University of California, San Diego has a truly spectacular location and the rich intellectual environment of one of the top 15 research universities in the world. UC San Diego was founded by exceptional scholars who were not afraid to take risks to redefine conventional wisdom. Today the university continues to drive innovation to advance society, propel economic growth, and improve our world. For several years, UC San Diego has been ranked the #1 public university in the nation by Washington Monthly, based on the positive impact the university has on the country.


University of California, San Diego Extension

The University of California, San Diego Extension is the professional education and public service division of UC San Diego. Taught by instructors who are experts in their fields, UC San Diego Extension courses offer the most advanced knowledge and cutting-edge insight into a wide range of industries. Extension students benefit from immediately applicable information, a professional and academic network of peers, and a better understanding of American culture.


UC San Diego Extension International Programs

UC San Diego Extension International Programs is located on the beautiful and prestigious UC San Diego campus. International Programs is the section of UC San Diego Extension which offers opportunities for international students and professionals to study abroad at the University of California, San Diego. UC San Diego Extension International Programs include: English language courses and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificates offered by the UC San Diego English Language Institute; certificates in Business and Project Management; and university credit programs which allow students to take classes within nearly all academic departments on the University of California, San Diego campus. In addition to our course offerings, International Programs has highly experienced international student services staff to help with every aspect of studying abroad.

UC San Diego Extension International Programs

A Catalyst for Economic, Intellectual and Cultural Growth

At UC San Diego Extension, we believe great social and economic prosperity comes from integrating the collective knowledge of the university, community leaders and professionals. Extension strives to combine local impact with national reputation and global reach.

Connection with UC San Diego

UC San Diego Extension is helping redefine the role of research universities in the 21 century through a wide range of education experience and civic engagement.

Innovation Through Knowledge

UC San Diego Extension is recognized nationally and internationally for linking the community to expert professionals and the knowledge of the university. We are here to help you learn forward.

Partners with Community

US San Diego Extension has a deep commitment to helping ensure the regions sustainable prosperity, quality of life and global reputation by the partners with business, civic and nonprofit leaders.

English Program 4 Weeks

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Medical English

Who should take this course?

Students who wish to master specific medical vocabulary and idioms, and improve their ability to communicate in English in a hospital or clinical setting will benefit from the Medical English program. High-intermediate and advanced levels of English proficiency are welcome to apply to this program. English proficiency is determined during orientation at the time the student arrives at UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI). Students who do not obtain the required English level for this program will take Conversation and Fluency (beginner, low-intermediate, and intermediate levels).

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Participants must have previously taken an anatomy/physiology course.

Dates(click here for complete list of program dates):

2019 Dates

  • July 1 - 26
  • July 29 - August 23

2020 Dates

  • January 6 - 31
  • July 6 - 31
  • August 3 - 28

Program Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 20 or 15 hours per week
  • Schedule varies

Program Topics:

Medical English will focus on the language of medicine in English, both in spoken and written form. It is designed to help you master specific medical vocabulary and idioms and to improve your ability to communicate in English in a hospital or clinical setting. Topics include:

  • U.S. healthcare delivery system
  • The language of patient interaction
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Medical history-taking
  • Trauma and emergency care
  • Diagnostic and treatment procedures
  • Development of presentation and medical writing skills

UC San Diego is a major center for medical research and development in healthcare. This program features several expert guest speakers from campus and community medical centers and clinics. Visits to hospitals and clinics are prohibited because of patient privacy laws. Therefore, we cannot guarantee visits to hospitals and clinics nor observations of actual medical procedures as part of the Medical English program.

In the 15-hour/week part-time Medical English schedule, writing, pronunciation refinement, reading practice, and vocabulary reinforcement will not be included; guest speakers and field trips will vary according to availability during the schedule of this less intensive program.

Cost (in U.S. dollars):

  • Application Fee: $150 (nonrefundable)
  • FedEx fee: $50 (optional, but recommended) - not necessary in the 15 hours per week program
  • 2019/2020 Tuition: $2,600 (20 hours per week / 80 hours total)
  • 2019/2020 Tuition: $2,300 (15 hours per week / 60 hours total)
  • International Student Service Fee: $175
  • UC San Diego Extension medical insurance: $180
  • Books/Materials: Approximately $150-175 (Payment CANNOT be made in advance. Books and materials must be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)

UC San Diego

English Program 4 Weeks

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English for Pharmaceutical Sciences

Who should take this course?

If you would like to increase your English fluency while focusing on pharmaceutical and pharmacy topics, English for Pharmaceutical Sciences may be a good fit for you. In this program, you will improve your technical writing, public speaking, pharmaceutical terminology, and communication techniques for pharmacies and clinical settings. High-intermediate and advanced levels of English proficiency are welcome to apply to this program. English proficiency is determined during orientation at the time the student arrives at UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI). Students who do not obtain the required English level for English for Pharmaceutical Studies will take Conversation and Fluency (beginner, low-intermediate, and intermediate levels).

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Participants must have previously taken an anatomy/physiology course.

Dates (click here for complete list of program dates):

2019 Dates

  • July 1 - July 26 CLOSED
  • July 29 - August 23 CLOSED

2020 Dates

  • February 3 - 28
  • July 6 - 31
  • August 3 - 28

Program Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 20 or 15 hours per week
  • Schedule varies

Program Topics:

  • Technical Writing and Notation for Pharmaceutical Work
  • Presentation Skills for Academic and Professional Settings
  • U.S. Drug Development and Approval Process
  • U.S. Drug Delivery Systems and Practices
  • Pharmacist-Patient Communication
  • Idiomatic Language in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Settings
  • Advanced Readings and Discussion on Pharmaceutical Topics

In the 15-hour/week part-time English for Pharmaceutical Sciences schedule, technical writing and some projects will be omitted.

San Diego is one of the strongest regions in the U.S. for biomedical and pharmaceutical research and development. This program features expert guest speakers from the campus and community, according to their availability.

Cost (in U.S. dollars):

  • Application Fee: $150 (nonrefundable)
  • FedEx fee: $50 (optional, but recommended) - not necessary in the 15 hours per week program
  • 2019/2020 Tuition: $2,600 (20 hours per week / 80 hours total)
  • 2019/2020 Tuition: $2,300 (15 hours per week / 60 hours total)
  • International Student Service Fee: $175
  • UC San Diego Extension medical insurance: $180
  • Books/Materials: Approximately $150-175 (Payment CANNOT be made in advance. Books and materials must be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)

UC San Diego

Certificate Program

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TEFL Professional Certificate

Who should take this program?

If you would like to develop modern English language teaching techniques to teach English in non-English speaking countries and in U.S. classrooms, enroll in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Professional Certificate program. The TEFL Professional Certificate program opens doors to job opportunities both abroad and in the U.S. Learn best practices and methodology for teaching EFL students from our dynamic instructors who have years of experience teaching all over the world.

The TEFL Professional Certificate can be completed in two ways:

  • TEFL Professional Certificate: take 6 months of full-time TEFL classes at UC San Diego. The 2019 and 2020 TEFL Professional Certificate is offered:
    • Fall 2019: October 1, 2019 - March 20, 2020
    • Winter 2020: January 2 - June 5
    • Spring 2020: March 24 - August 28
    • Summer 2020: July 1 - December 11
    • Fall 2020: October 6 - February 26, 2021
  • TEFL Professional Certificate (Hybrid): take 3 months of full-time TEFL classes at UC San Diego during the winter or summer quarters and complete the rest of the certificate online from your home country, according to your schedule. On-campus courses for the 2019 TEFL Professional Certificate Hybrid are offered:
    • Winter 2020: January 2 - February 28
    • Summer 2020: July 1 - August 28

What this program includes:

  • Advanced Analysis of English Sentence Structure I (3 units)
  • Best Methods in Teaching Listening Skills (3 units)*
  • Best Methods in Teaching Pronunciation and Fluency (3 units)
  • Best Methods in Teaching Speaking Skills (3 units)
  • Teaching Writing for Academic and Professional Purposes (3 units)*
  • Theories and Methods of Language Teaching and Learning (3 units)*
  • Theory and Methods of Reading Instruction (3 units)*

In addition, we offer a variety of one-unit workshops and three-unit elective courses. You will need to choose 3 units of electives, depending on what is offered each quarter. Some examples are:

  • TEFL Practicum: Best Methods in Developing and Delivering Lesson Plans (3 units) -strongly recommended
  • Advanced Analysis of English Sentence Structure II (3 units)
  • Games for the EFL Classroom (1 unit)
  • Grammar and Editing I or II (3 units)
  • Music in the EFL Classroom (1 unit)
  • Oral Presentations for Language Teachers (3 units)
  • Teaching Language Through Art (1 unit)
  • Teaching TOEFL Prep Classes: Paper and Internet (1 unit)

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are available online as part of the TEFL Professional Certificate (Hybrid). Enroll in the four required online classes on the main Extension web page here. You can then join the online classes from your home country, according to your schedule.

Admission Requirements:

Below, please find the minimum requirements for acceptance to this program. We carefully review the background and qualifications of each applicant to ensure that those admitted into the TEFL Certificate program will have a successful experience.

Language Proficiency Requirement:

You must have one of the following test scores to participate in the 6-month and Hybrid formats of the TEFL Professional Certificate:

  • TOEFL paper-based: 525
  • TOEFL iBT: 69
  • TOEIC: 690
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency Exams: Pass
  • CEFR: B2
  • GTEC CBT: 1126
  • EIKEN: Pre-1
  • PTE: 47
  • Recommendation letter from UC San Diego ELI advisor for prospective students who excelled in ELI courses and programs (in place of obtaining an official language proficiency score)

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Copy of your transcripts in English for the two most recent years of academic studies
  • A one-page statement explaining why you would like to take any TEFL Certificate program

Program Schedule:

  • Monday – Thursday, occasional Saturdays
  • Afternoon and evening courses; no morning courses
  • Schedule varies

Cost (in U.S. dollars):

  • Application Fee: $200 (nonrefundable)
  • FedEx fee: $50 (optional, but recommended)
  • 2019/2020 6-month TEFL Tuition: $8,300
  • 2019 TEFL Hybrid Tuition (excluding online courses): $5,950
  • 2020 TEFL Hybrid Tuition (excluding online courses): $4,750
  • TEFL Hybrid online Tuition: $395 per class
  • 2019 International Student Service Fee: $380 per quarter
  • UC San Diego Extension medical insurance: $585 per quarter
  • Books/Materials: Approximately $200-$800 per quarter. (Payment CANNOT be made in advance. Books and materials must be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)

UC San Diego

Acdamic Credit Program

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University & Professional Studies

Who should take this program?

If you are a high-achieving university student or professional who would like to take a full-time schedule of credit-bearing classes at UC San Diego or UC San Diego Extension while studying alongside American university students, the University and Professional Studies (UPS) program might be right for you. With UPS, it is possible to study at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, across nearly all the departments at UC San Diego.

In fall, winter, and spring quarters, you can take a full-time program (12-units) consisting of UC San Diego and/or UC San Diego Extension courses for university credit. The following are examples of some of the subjects that previous University and Professional Studies students have studied:

  • Academic Writing
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Business (upper-division undergraduate business courses through the Rady School of Management and graduate international business courses through the School of Global Policy and Strategy)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Visual Arts
  • and many more

For a complete list of all UC San Diego courses please search tritonlink.ucsd.edu. For UC San Diego Extension course offerings please see extension.ucsd.edu. Enrollment in all classes is on a space-available basis and requires instructor and/or departmental approval.

Note: UC San Diego Extension courses in Master of Advanced Studies programs, graduate business courses at the Rady School of Management or any courses in the School of Medicine or Pharmacy are not permitted for enrollment through UPS. Availability of graduate-level courses in other departments is strictly controlled for prerequisites.

Dates (click here for complete list of program dates):

  • Fall 2019: September 18 - December 14
  • Winter 2020: January 2 - March 21
  • Spring 2020: March 23 - June 12
  • Summer 2020: June 15 - September 4
  • Fall 2020: September 24 - December 19

Admission Requirements:

We carefully review the background and qualifications of each applicant to ensure that those admitted to the University and Professional Studies (UPS) program will have a successful experience. The minimum acceptance requirements are listed below.

Language Proficiency Requirements:

There are three different language proficiency tracks for UPS.

UPS Track 1 English Proficiency Requirement:

  • TOEFL internet-based: 80
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam: Pass
  • CEFR: B2
  • PTE: 64
  • DAAD Oral interaction—4 stars (4/5), Reading—4 stars (4/5), Writing—4 stars (4/5)

Track 1 Course Distribution (12 credits):

  • Maximum of 4 main campus credits (including all subjects available for all tracks)
  • 3 credits in either Oral Presentations or Academic Writing & Research
  • 5 credits in Extension courses (Business, Engineering, Computer Science, etc.)

UPS Track 2 English Proficiency Requirement:

  • TOEFL internet-based: 85
  • IELTS: 7.0
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam: Pass
  • CEFR: C1
  • PTE: 68
  • DAAD Oral interaction—5 stars (5/5), Reading—4 stars (4/5), Writing—4 stars (4/5)

Track 2 Course Distribution (12 credits):

  • Maximum of 8 main campus credits (including all subjects available for all tracks)
  • 4 units of Extension courses (Business, Engineering, Computer Science, etc.)

UPS Track 3 English Proficiency Requirement:

  • TOEFL internet-based: 90
  • IELTS: 7.5
  • Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Exams: Pass
  • CEFR: C1
  • PTE: 73
  • DAAD Oral interaction—5 stars (5/5), Reading—4 stars (4/5), Writing—5 stars (5/5)

Track 3 Course Distribution (12 credits):

  • 12 units of main campus or Extension courses ​

Additional Admission Requirements for all tracks:

  • A copy of transcripts in English for the two most recent years of academic studies. Transcripts must clearly indicate excellent academic achievement – top 10% in his/her school.
  • UPS Course List Form of 12-15 courses per quarter, organized by quarter, that you would like to take at UC San Diego or UC San Diego Extension. Students must use the UPS Course List Form to submit their selections. UC San Diego courses are listed at tritonlink.ucsd.edu. For a list of all of UC San Diego Extension course offerings please see extension.ucsd.edu.
  • A one-page statement explaining your reasons for choosing UC San Diego for your study abroad experience.
  • Once admitted into the program, students must maintain above-average final grades in all coursework (“B” or better).

Program Schedule:

  • 12-13 weeks each quarter
  • Monday – Friday (occasional Saturday workshops)
  • Schedule varies depending on classes chosen

Note: Participating in this educational program does not provide preference in admission to the University of California (UC) degree programs. Students interested in applying to UC degree programs should refer to the UC Admissions website or the websites of other UC campuses they wish to attend for details about their admissions process.

Cost (in U.S. dollars):

  • Application Fee: $200 (nonrefundable)
  • FedEx fee: $50 (optional, but recommended)
  • 2019/2020 Tuition: $7,800
  • International Student Service Fee: $380 per quarter
  • UC San Diego Extension medical insurance: $585 per quarter
  • Books/Materials: Approximately $200-$800 per quarter (Payment CANNOT be made in advance. Books and materials must be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)

UC San Diego

Acdamic Credit Program

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Summer University Program

Who should take this program?

You should take the Summer University Program if you are a high-achieving student who would like to take a full-time or part-time schedule of credit-bearing courses at UC San Diego while studying alongside American university students in the summer. Extension's Summer University Program consists of regular university courses compressed into two five-week periods and both sessions are very rigorous. A schedule of 8 units (usually two classes) is considered full-time study.

Enrollment for visiting and international students begins April 22, 2019. To ensure you obtain your choice in courses, please apply early to solidify your schedule in April 22, 2019, at the start of open-enrollment for visiting and international students. While international students may begin reviewing courses beginning March 2019 (when UC San Diego students begin enrolling in Summer Session classes), visiting and international students may not enroll in courses until April 22, 2019.

What this program includes:

You may take 4-8 units (usually one or two classes), and choose from most UC San Diego departments, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Visual Arts
  • and many more

Course options can be found in the UC San Diego General Catalog. All summer university courses are on a space-available basis, so you must select alternate choices on Extension's Summer University Program Supplemental Application Form just in case your first-choice courses are full. Once we have confirmed your course enrollment, you will receive confirmation and acceptance materials from our Extension International Programs admissions department. Before you enroll, be sure to review Extension's Summer University Program Refund Policy, below. Certain courses may require prior experience in the course subject area. All classes are subject to change or cancellation based on UC San Diego scheduling decisions.

Dates:

  • 2019 Session II: August 2– September 7
  • 2020 Session I: June 26 - August 1
  • 2020 Session II: July 31 - September 5

Admission Requirements:

Below, please find the minimum acceptance requirements for the Extension Summer University Program below. We carefully review the background and qualifications of each applicant to ensure that those admitted into the Extension Summer Session program will have a successful experience.

Language Proficiency Requirement:

Prospective students must have one of the following scores to participate in this program:

  • TOEFL internet-based: 90
  • IELTS: 7.5
  • Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Exams: Pass
  • CEFR: (level C1)
  • PTE: 73

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Most current UC San Diego Extension International Programs and Summer University Program Supplemental Application
  • Copy of transcripts in English for the two most recent years of academic studies. Transcripts must clearly indicate excellent academic achievement – top 10% in your school.
  • A one-page statement explaining your reasons for choosing UC San Diego for your study abroad experience.
  • Payment in full
  • Acknowledgement form to authorize the creation of a student account

Note: Once admitted into the program, you must maintain above-average final grades in all coursework (“B” or better).

Program Schedule:

    5 weeks
  • Monday – Friday
  • Schedule varies depending on classes chosen
  • The part-time Extension Summer University Program does not qualify for an I-20 to obtain the F-1 student visa

Note: Participating in this educational program does not itself provide preference in admission to the University of California (UC) degree programs. Students interested in applying to UC degree programs should refer to the UC Admissions website, or the websites of other UC campuses they wish to attend for details about their admissions process.

Cost (in U.S. dollars):

  • Application Fee: $200 (nonrefundable)
  • FedEx fee: $50 (optional, but recommended to obtain the I-20 for the student visa)
  • 2019/2020 Full-time Tuition (8 units): $6,075
  • 2019/2020 Part-time Tuition (4 units): $4,925
  • International Student Service Fee: $380 per session (5 weeks)
  • UC San Diego Extension medical insurance fee: $270 per session (5 weeks)
  • Books/Materials: Approximately $200-$800 per quarter (Payment CANNOT be made in advance. Books and materials must be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)

UC San Diego

Practical Training

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Optional Practical Training (OPT)

What is OPT?

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment for practical training directly related to your major area of study. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government authority that grants employment authorization for OPT to eligible students. The maximum time allowed for OPT is 12 months (one year). OPT must be completed within 14 months following the completion of study (as determined by the program end date on the I-20). OPT is a benefit of your F-1 status, not a new status or a new visa. While on OPT, you are still in F-1 status and must obey all laws pertaining to that status.

Who is eligible?

Employment authorization for practical training may be authorized if you are an F-1 student who has been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis, continuously for one full academic year (at UC San Diego, 9 months = one academic year). Time spent studying in English language programs cannot be counted towards the academic-year requirement.

How much does it cost?

$410 application fee payable to the Department of Homeland Security, and $100 OPT Student Service Fee paid to UC San Diego Extension. (Note: These fees may change.)

When should you apply for OPT?

You may apply up to 90 days before and 60 days after completing your program, and provided your program coordinator can confirm you are making normal progress toward completing the program.

How long does it take to get approval?

It will take 3-5 months for your application to be approved and to get your Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Students should apply early and plan ahead for this waiting period. You cannot begin working until the day your OPT starts and you have received your EAD.

When will my OPT begin and end?

You may request the starting date to be any time within the 60-day period after completing your program of study.

Finding Employment

Please note that the Extension International Student Services staff does not assist with job search or job placement services.

Employment Requirement

During OPT, you must be employed to maintain F-1 status. You may not accrue a total of more than 90 days of unemployment. If you exceed the period of unemployment while on post-completion OPT, you will violate your status unless you take one of the following actions:

  • Apply to continue your education by a change of level or transferring to another SEVP – certified school
  • Depart from the United States
  • Take action to otherwise maintain legal status

Reporting Requirements

While on OPT, you must report any changes in your address or legal name, employer name and address, change of employer, or any periods of unemployment.

Internship Opportunities

There are two types of internship opportunities available through the Business Certificate Programs. Business Essentials students are offered the opportunity to participate in an internship in the second quarter of their program. Business Management students seek internships at companies in the San Diego community with the help and guidance of program staff. All internships are designed to introduce students to the American workplace and help them better understand business practices in the U.S.

Business Management Internship

One of the most rewarding experiences that students have after being accepted into the Business Management Certificate program is an unpaid 120-hour internship with one of San Diego’s dynamic companies. San Diego’s economy is one of diversity, made up of many start-ups, and small and mid-size companies in a variety of industries. International trade is a major contributor to San Diego’s economy, as well as organizations associated with manufacturing, military and defense, and the multi-billion dollar visitor and hospitality industry. Other important areas include telecommunications, electronics, computing, software, and biotechnology.

Internships provide students with opportunities to build their resumes with excellent, hands-on work experience, and to build confidence to pursue long-term goals. UC San Diego’s reputation as a premier, world-class university affords interns numerous opportunities with local companies in marketing, human resources, finance, and global commerce.

The Business Management Internship Process

To prepare for their internships, students participate during the first quarter in a special course that assists them in preparing resumes that are competitive and flawless. Students are offered tips and techniques on proper business etiquette for interviewing and correspondence, and they are given contact information for targeted companies with which UC San Diego Extension has built extensive relationships. They are coached on how to proceed through the process, which includes researching companies, making contact, following up, participating in interviews, and accepting offers.

Students perform their internships during the second quarter, usually working between 12 and 18 hours per week, while attending classes primarily at night.

Business Essentials Internship

Students who have been accepted into the Business Essentials program will be given the opportunity to pursue an internship during their second quarter. The 48-hour internships are intended to help entry-level students practice their English skills, gain work experience in an office environment, and gain exposure to the American workplace.

Students are involved in a variety of tasks that may include clerical and administrative duties, market research, database maintenance, customer service, spreadsheet development, resume screening, and more. The internship requires a professional commitment and is considered part of a student’s overall grade. Former students have worked in UC San Diego departments such as Business Affairs, the School of Medicine, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities and Plant Services, and Academic Affairs. There are also internship opportunities in local companies.



The College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State University (SF State)

The College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State University (SF State)

Founded: 1899.

Enrollment: about 30, 000 Undergraduate: 25, 000+ Graduate:4,000+

Affiliation: SF State is one of the 23 California State University campuses.

Academic Calendar:Two 16-week semesters Fall: August to December Spring: January to May

Degrees/Programs: Bachelor's degrees in 125 areas of specialization, Master's degrees in 104 areas of specialization

The College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State University (SF State) offers a wide variety of continuing adult education courses and programs to prepare you for career advancement, career change, or personal growth. We offer nationally-acclaimed curricula and faculty; weekend, evening, and online courses; plus access to thousands of transferable degree-credit University classes.


University Credit Program

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Summer @ SF State

Experience the City

Spend your summer immersed in the culture of one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world! Enjoy everything San Francisco and the Bay Area have to offer, including planned trips, social activities, and visits to high-tech companies!

Earn University Credit

Take two university courses (six credits) at San Francisco State University (SF State). After successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to receive an official SF State transcript. You may be able to transfer the credits back home or to other universities around the world.

Be Part of SF State

Be part of the American university experience while you live on-campus in a student apartment. On-campus housing has everything you need, including social activities, wifi, shared common space, and a meal plan. Immerse yourself in campus culture and make lifelong friends!

In the Summer@SF State Program you will

  • Study and live in a real American university campus
  • Visit San Francisco neighborhoods famous for their unique culture, arts, businesses, and more
  • See firsthand how innovation and entrepreneurship influence every aspect of life in San Francisco, from technology to food
  • Receive an unlimited transportation pass for local buses and trains
  • Experience San Francisco like locals do!

Application Requirements:

  • Graduated from high school or at least 18 years of age by start of the program
  • Copy of transcripts in English to assist with advising and course placement
  • TOEFL iBT 61, IELTS 6.0 or the equivalent

Program Dates and Fees*

Length of Program Tuition Fee* Housing Fee (Residence Hall/Apartment) Total Fee
3 weeks $2,399 $1,200/$1,350 $3,599/$3,749
5 weeks $3,599 $2,000/$2,250 $5,599/$5,849
  • For summer 2020 only, students who apply directly through partner home institutions will receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you apply through an agent, you will not receive the discount. The discount is applicable for a maximum of one to two consecutive semesters of study.
  • For all partners, we cover the cost of shipping I-20’s to the partner office. If students want documents mailed to their home, they will need to pay for shipping.

Notes:

*Program fee will be due in full one week after the priority deadline.

*Students are encouraged to apply early. Applications may be accepted after the priority deadline on a space-available basis.

*Program can be offered to university partners only for cohorts of 15 or more.

+ 3-week program is cohort based and dates can be customized anytime throughout the year for each group.

+ 5-week program is usually available through R1 and R3 sessions with specific dates.

Summer 2020 Approximate Dates:

R1: June 8 – July 10

R3: July 13 – August 14

*Program can be arranged for other dates with off-campus housing. Fee may vary.

Program Fee includes:

  • 6 undergraduate units
  • Room and board (breakfast and dinner daily)
  • An unlimited transportation pass for local buses and train
  • Access to the brand new Mashouf Wellness Center including state of the art fitness and aquatics facilities and a recreation and outdoor program
  • A robust orientation program and ongoing advising services
  • An activities program with:
    • Outdoor recreation, cultural events and sports
    • Visits to San Francisco neighborhoods famous for their unique culture, arts, music, food, businesses and more
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Guest speakers from local industries

Courses

Five-Week Sessions
2020 Summer in San Francisco Sample Courses

San Fransico State University

English Program

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English for Academic Preparation (EAP)

Improve Your English for University Study

  • Learn the language skills you need to succeed at an American university
  • Study 22 hours a week in classes.
  • Enroll in Gateway, a special program which allows you to enroll in one SF State class while studying English at the EAP
  • Take Optional TOEFL (iBT) preparation classes
  • Offered in fall, spring and summer
  • Conditional Admissions to SF State

Life in San Francisco

  • Attend SF Giants baseball and Golden State Warriors basketball
  • Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and world famous art and science museums
  • Explore diverse cultures and foods at street fairs and on neighborhood walks
  • Hike through Golden Gate Park and Lands End to Ocean Beach
  • Meet tech industry and start-up experts
  • Conversation programs to help you practice English with SF State students

Conditional Admissions - Eligibility Program

  • Academically qualified students who do not meet English proficiency requirement can gain a conditional admission
  • Admission to undergraduate and select graduate programs without taking the TOEFL or IELTS
  • Complete specific EAP levels to meet English proficiency requirement
  • Attend a series of free workshops to help you prepare your SF State undergraduate or graduate applications
  • Support from an experienced advisor
Session 2019 Program Dates Length of program Program Fee Apply After This Date
Spring February 6 – May 8 12 weeks $5,000 August 1, 2020
Summer May 29 – August 7 10 weeks $4,700 January 1, 2019
Fall September 4 – December 4 12 weeks $5,000 February 1, 2019

San Fransico State University

Certificate Program

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Pre-MBA Program

Prepare to Earn an MBA at SF State

The Pre-MBA program is designed for International university students studying in business-related majors who have completed three years of university courses and wish to pursue a Pre-MBA program leading to an accelerated (as few as 12 months) MBA degree at SF State. Pre-MBA students will take eight courses carefully selected to provide them with the knowledge necessary to succeed in an MBA program. Students who pass all eight courses in the program and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA, plus earn a bachelor’s degree from their home university, are eligible for SF State's College of Business MBA program.

Cost

  • Course Fees: $13,400
  • Application Fee: $100
  • Estimated Living Expenses: $22,020
  • Total Fees: $35,520

Courses

All Pre-MBA students are required to take and pass the following courses to meet MBA foundation requirements.

Code Title
DS 412 Operations Management
BUS 300 Business Communications for Professionals
BUS 682 Seminar on Business & Society
BUS 690 Seminar in Business Policy & Strategic Management
DS 604 Applied Business Forecasting
HTM 324 Historical & Contemporary Aspects of Food, Beverage & Culture in America
IBUS 659 Introduction to International Business Negotiation
MKTG 680 International Marketing Management

Admission Requirements

  • Pre-MBA admission requirements: see How to Apply
  • MBA admission eligibility & requirements: see MBA Admission

Dates

  • Pre-MBA Application Deadlines
  • Fall: May 15
  • Spring: November 15

Annual Tuition/Fees & Cost of Living

*Estimated costs presented. Actual costs may vary.

Annual Tuition/Fees & Cost of Living Course Fees Living Expenses* Total Fees*
Pre-MBA $13,400 $22,020 $35,420
MBA $33,000 $22,020 $55,020

The course fee includes:

  • An unlimited transportation pass for local buses and trains
  • Access to the brand new Mashouf Wellness Center including state of the art fitness and aquatics facilities and a recreation and outdoor program
  • A robust orientation program and ongoing advising services
  • An activities program with:
  • Outdoor recreation, cultural events and sports
  • Visits to San Francisco neighborhoods famous for their unique culture, arts, music, food, businesses and more
  • Guest speakers from local industries

Pre-MBA Admission Requirements

  • Complete at least three years of university coursework in a business-related major
  • Overall GPA 2.5 or higher on the first three years of university coursework
  • No GMAT required
  • English Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL - iBT 70 or IELTS 6.5

Priority Application Deadlines

Spring: December 15

Fall: May 15

*Late applications will be considered. Students will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Visa Information

Anyone with a valid non-immigrant visa (except B1/B2, F2, M2) may enroll in SF State Extended Learning courses. Although enrollment in SF State Extended Learning is not considered admission to SF State, an I-20 ("Certificate of Eligibility") for F-1 student status will be issued when students are accepted into a full-time certificate program in SF State Extended Learning and require a student visa to enter the country. Students entering the US using an F-1 visa must maintain full-time student status during the time they are enrolled in an approved certificate program at SF State Extended Learning.



MBA Admission

MBA Eligibility

Students who complete the two-semester Pre-MBA program with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher, a B or higher in BUS 300 (Business Communications for Professionals) and submit a completed application packet plus earning a bachelor's degree from their home university will be eligible for admission to the MBA program. TOEFL and GMAT score will be waived. Upon admission, students will be required to take a proctored written exam. The score on this exam will determine whether the student will need to complete a graduate business writing class in his/her initial semester of the MBA program (BUS 714).

Students who complete the two-semester Pre-MBA program with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, submit a completed application packet, and an acceptable TOEFL and GMAT score, and have earned a bachelor's degree from their home institution will also be eligible for admission to the MBA.

MBA Requirements

Admission Requirements for Pre-MBA Students

  • Pre-MBA students must pass all eight courses in the program and maintain 3.0 or higher average.
  • Pre-MBA students must receive a four-year bachelor’s degree from home institution upon completing the program to meet graduate admission entry requirement.
  • TOEFL waiver for Pre-MBA students who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher and earn a B or higher in BUS 300 (regular English proficiency requirement is iBT 88 or IELTS 7.0)
  • GMAT waiver for Pre-MBA students who finish all courses with a GPA 3.5 or higher
  • GMAT score of 530 or higher required for all students with a GPA of 3.0 – 3.49
  • Students with a GPA under 3.0 will not be considered

Other Requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV or Resume

MBA Admissions Process

Courses will be taken in eight-week modules. Pre-MBA students will officially apply for the MBA program around March upon completing their first six courses.

Pre-MBA students will be assessed based on their application and performance in their first six courses. Students who meet the program entry requirements will be conditionally admitted at this time.

The conditions of the admission will be maintaining a 3.5 GPA through the conclusion of the eight SF State College of Business classes and having the undergraduate degree conferred by home institutions.

Any student receiving a TOEFL/GMAT waiver will also need to complete an in-person, proctored writing exam. The score on this exam will determine whether the student needs to complete a graduate business writing class in his/her initial semester of the MBA program (BUS714).

San Fransico State University

Graduate Certificate Program

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Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Program Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an integral technology in many areas (medicine, health, autonomous driving cars, business, loan approvals, law enforcement, distribution of government and health services, news filtering, etc.) and is often considered the driving force of a 4th technological revolution. The impact of AI is expanding rapidly, but due to its complexity it offers challenges to ensuring proper, ethical, unbiased and transparent operations. This is evidenced by increasing reporting on the use and misuse of AI in government and media, and calls for greater scrutiny and oversight. Skills related to ethical use of AI will be more and more important for both developers and users of AI technology. To address these needs, SFSU’s Computer Science Department, College of Business and Philosophy Department established a multi-College Graduate Certificate in Ethical AI. Our approach to this certificate is unique in its multidisciplinary and multi-College nature, which involves three critical areas necessary to understanding this subject:

  • AI Technologies and Applications: courses in this core area focus on algorithmic and technical principles of AI and can be selected to fit the background of graduate students from Computer Science, Business or Philosophy.
  • Ethics and Compliance in Business: focus on integrity, understanding and applying managerial ethical decision-making; understanding regulatory compliance as it relates to organizational functions; developing ethics training, and evaluating stakeholder impacts.
  • Ethics Principles: courses on the ethical, political, and social ramifications of current and emerging uses of AI.
  • Self-reflection Research Paper: the certificate program requires a culminating research paper to demonstrate student self-reflection on specific issues in AI ethics. Students take a 1-unit independent study in conjunction with this course, to be supervised by one of the faculty advisors (see below for a list of advisors).

Since the Certificate has multiple overlapping courses with current MS, MBA and MA programs in Computer Science, Management, and Philosophy, our matriculated graduate students can easily complete the Certificate with minimal overhead. This certificate is also designed to fit the needs of professionals from industry who can use it to continue their education and gain an additional credential that will be appealing to employers who are concerned about being good stewards of AI and responsibly managing their business practices as more regulation and public scrutiny of AI comes to pass.

Award of Certificate

Students in the certificate program will be guided and advised by the Supervisory Committee comprising faculty from San Francisco State’s programs in Computer Science, Business and Philosophy, and these programs’ graduate advisors.

In consultation with your faculty mentor and upon completion of certificate requirements, you must apply for award of the graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics. To apply for award, you must submit a Certificate Approved Program (CAP) form to the Division of Graduate Studies and submit a $7.00 processing fee to the Bursar's Office.

Applying to the Certificate Program

Prospective students must formally apply to the graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics through Cal State Apply(link is external). Important: to apply for certificates please go to your “EXTENDED PROFILE” and under "DEGREE GOAL" select “CERTIFICATE” then choose "Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence" and SAVE. Applicants are required to upload unofficial transcripts, a statement of interest, and current CV/Résumé to Cal State Apply(link is external). In addition, as part of the application you must identify your preferred faculty mentor whose field of research most closely aligns with your background and interests.

Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence – 10 units

Students must take one course of three or more units in each of three areas: (1) AI Technologies and Applications, (2) Business Ethics and Regulatory Compliance, and (3) Ethical Principles.

In addition, students must write one 10-page single-spaced research paper. This report will ensure that students apply the knowledge they obtained by engaging in a case study type of analysis at the intersection of artificial intelligence, technology, and ethics. The report advised and will be evaluated on a CR/NC basis by one of the faculty in charge of the certificate program, selected to match the technical and educational background of each student.

AI Technologies and Applications (3 units)

Select one in consultation with an Ethical AI Certificate advisor:

Code Title Units
CSC 869 Data Mining 3
CSC 872 Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 3
CSC 827 Philosophy and Current Applications of Artificial Intelligence 3
Business Ethics and Regulatory Compliance (3 units)
Code Title Units
MGMT 850 Ethics and Compliance in Business 3
Ethical Principles (3 units)

Select one:

Code Title Units
PHIL 828 Philosophical Issues in Artificial Intelligence 3
PHIL 855 Bioethics 3
Research and Reflection Paper (1 unit)

Select one:

Code Title Units
CSC 899 Independent Study 1
MGMT 899 Independent Study 1
PHIL 899 Independent Study 1

San Fransico State University

Graduate Certificate Program

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Graduate Certificate in SW Engineering

Certificate description

We are witnessing ever increasing demand for CS graduates in multiple industries worldwide. Successful professionals in computing-related industries must attain and continuously update skills in Software Engineering (SE) in order to have successful careers

The Graduate Certificate in SE is an opportunity to meet the critical needs of matriculated as well as non-matriculated students in attaining and updating highly sought-after skills for their success in their careers as software (SW) engineers.

Since the Certificate has multiple overlapping courses with SFSU’s current MS in CS program, students in the program can easily complete the Certificate with minimal overhead, and gain an additional credential to showcase their Software Engineering skills.

Professionals from industry can efficiently continue their software education and gain additional credentials by completing the Certificate.

On completion of this certificate, students will attain skills in three categories:

  • Basic SW systems and technologies (large SW development, cloud computing, WWW engineering, mobile technologies, distributed and large scale systems etc.)
  • SE modern processes covering the full SE lifecycle (Agile, SCRUM, User Centered Design, SE teamwork and organization etc.)
  • Exposure to modern SE applications and technologies

Certificate Requirements

The three core areas covered in this certificate are:

  • Core requirements focusing on SE best practices, teamwork and organization (two courses, 6 units)
  • Core options focusing on important SE applications and technologies (one course, 3 units)
  • Electives including a number of SE related courses (one course, 3 units)

Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering 12 units

Core Requirements (6 units)

Code Title Units
CSC 847 Cloud and Distributed Computing: Concepts and Applications 3
CSC 848 Software Engineering 3

Core Options (3 units)

Select one:

Code Title Units
CSC 780 Application Development for Mobile Devices 3
CSC 867 Internet Application Design and Development 3

Elective (3 units

Select one:

Code Title Units
CSC 720 Advanced Operating Systems 3
CSC 746 High-Performance Computing 3
CSC 840 Software Metrics and Quality Assurance 3
CSC 841 Computer Performance Evaluation 3
CSC 842 Advanced Human-Computer Interaction 3
CSC 846 Systems Architecture 3
CSC 847 Cloud and Distributed Computing: Concepts and Applications 3
CSC 849 Search Engines 3
CSC 868 Advanced Object Oriented Software Design and Development 3
CSC 874 Topics in Big Data Analysis 3
CSC 899 Independent Study 3

San Fransico State University

University Credit Program

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Nursing Courses

Academic Nursing Programs Offered

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Prelicensure: for entry into the nursing profession
  • Associate Degree in Nursing to BSN: for RNs without a nursing baccalaureate degree
Master of Science in Nursing/ Post Master's Certificate
  • Prelicensure: entry level into the nursing profession for students with a baccalaureate degree in another field; pre-licensure and graduate specialization components in administration, adult acute care, pediatrics, women’s health, and community health
  • RNs with bachelor's degrees in nursing or other disciplines can specialize in administration, adult acute care, pediatrics, women's health, community health, or family nurse practitioner
  • Post-master's certificate: family nurse practitioner for nurses with masters’ or doctoral degrees

Courses

NURS 300 Bridge to Professional Nursing (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to APO RN majors.

Professional behaviors, leadership, health care systems (micro, meso & macro), health promotion, illness prevention, teaching/learning theories, quality improvement, family theory and child abuse training, informatics, nursing theory, and decision making. (ABC/NC grading only; CR/NC allowed)

NURS 310 Human Development and Health Assessment Theory (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Nursing majors; concurrent enrollment in NURS 311, NURS 312GW, NURS 314, and NURS 315.

Examination of physical assessment techniques, appropriate use of commonly used screening tools, health information technologies, HIPAA, developmental considerations in assessment, interviewing techniques, screening, dosage calculations, and basic nursing interventions. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly part of NURS 311]

NURS 311 Human Development and Health Assessment Lab (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Nursing majors: concurrent enrollment in NURS 310, NURS 312GW, NURS 314, and NURS 315.

Practicing examination of physical assessment techniques with appropriate use of commonly used

screening tools, health information technologies, HIPAA, developmental considerations in assessment, interviewing techniques, screenings, dosage calculations, medication administration practice, and basic nursing interventions. Extra fee and nursing kit required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly part of NURS 311]

NURS 312GW Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; GE Area A2; concurrent enrollment in NURS 310, NURS 311, NURS 314, and NURS 315.

progressPrinciples of evidence-based practice, research methodology, and application of research and evidence-based practice in a clinical setting. (Plus-minus ABC/NC grading only)

Course Attributes:

  • Graduation Writing Assessment
NURS 314 Health Promotion in Nursing (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper division Nursing major; concurrent enrollment in NURS 315 and all first-semester Nursing courses.

Examination of determinants of health, levels of prevention, health literacy, social marketing, behavior change theory, advocacy and disaster preparedness. [Formerly part of NURS 314]

NURS 315 Health Promotions in Nursing - Practicum (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper division Nursing major; concurrent enrollment in NURS 311, NURS 312GW, NURS 314.

Health promotion activities and basic nursing interventions in community and primary care settings. Extra fee required. (CR/NC grading only) [Formerly part of NURS 314]

NURS 326 Reproductive Health Theory (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 1 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 327, NURS 328, NURS 329, NURS 350

Examination of reproductive health issues, normal pregnancy, health disparities, health policy, genomics/genetics, health promotion, domestic violence, evidence-based practice, nursing care during pre-conception, prenatal, intrapartum and post partum. Application of theoretical knowledge and skills in a variety of care settings. [Formerly part of NURS 326]

NURS 327 Reproductive Health Practicum (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 1 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 326, NURS 328, NURS 329, NURS 350.

Application of reproductive health theoretical knowledge and skills in a variety of care setting. (CR/NC grading only) [Formerly part of NURS 326]

NURS 328 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Theory (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 1 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 326, NURS 327, NURS 329, NURS 350.

Examination of most common psychiatric causes of morbidity and mortality including pathophysiology, pharmacologic and nursing interventions. Survey of epidemiology, health policy, legal/ethical considerations, communication, evidence-based practice and informatics. [Formerly part of NURS 328]

NURS 329 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practicum (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 1 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 326, NURS 327, NURS 328, NURS 350.

Application of mental health theoretical knowledge and nursing interventions in a care setting. (CR/NC grading only) [Formerly part of NURS 328]

NURS 350 Nursing Interventions Practicum I (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 1 nursing courses, concurrent enrollment in NURS 326, NURS 328.

Examination of basic nursing interventions including standard precautions, aseptic technique, IV management venipuncture, catheter insertion and management, and advanced assessment. Exploration of patient safety concerns, documentation, informatics and use of the research evidence. Laboratory includes demonstration, practice, and return demonstration.

NURS 410 Nursing Care of Children Theory (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 2 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 411, NURS 420, NURS 421, NURS 450.

Examination of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nursing care of ill children. [Formerly part of NURS 410]

NURS 411 Nursing Care of Children Practicum (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 2 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 410, NURS 420, NURS 421, NURS 450.

Application of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nursing care of ill children. (CR/NC grading only) [Formerly part of NURS 410)

NURS 420 Nursing Care of Adults Theory (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 2 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 410, NURS 411, NURS 421, NURS 450.

Examination of pathophysiology, pharmacology and nursing care of chronic and acute conditions in the adult patient. [Formerly part of NURS 420]

NURS 421 Nursing Care of Adults Practicum (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 2 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 410, NURS 411, NURS 420, NURS 450.

Application of pathophysiology, pharmacology and nursing care of chronic and acute conditions in the adult patient. (CR/NC grading only) [Formerly part of NURS 420]

NURS 450 Nursing Interventions Lab II (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 2 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 410, NURS 420.

Practical application of nursing interventions, assessment, patient-centered care, evidenced-based practice, standard precautions, informatics, and safety principles in a laboratory.

NURS 500 Death and Dying in Contemporary Society (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 or consent of the instructor.

Attitudes, beliefs, practices, grief responses, and bioethical issues of dying and death which confront the individual and society. Ways to cope and help oneself and others to enhance life and maturity.

(This course is offered as NURS 500 and GRN 510. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:
  • E1 LLD Pre-Fall 2019
  • UD-D: Social Sciences
NURS 520 Advanced Medical Surgical and Critical Care Nursing (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 3 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 521 or NURS 523, NURS 522, NURS 530, NURS 531.

Examination of pathophysiology, pharmacology and nursing care of critically ill patients, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, teamwork and collaboration, leadership, nursing roles, patient-centered care, informatics, and factors influencing health outcomes. [Formerly part of NURS 520]

NURS 521 Advanced Medical Surgical and Critical Care Nursing Capstone Practicum (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 3 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 520, NURS 522, NURS 530, NURS 531.

Examination of pathophysiology, pharmacology and nursing care of critically ill patients, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, teamwork and collaboration, leadership, nursing roles, patient-centered care, informatics and factors influencing health outcomes. Course will be taught using a cohort model. Not open to students who have completed NURS 523. (CR/NC grading only) [Formerly part of NURS 520]

NURS 522 Chronic Care and End of Life Care Theory (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 3 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 520, NURS 530.

Examination of palliative care, symptom management, cultural, legal/ethical safety, hospice care/case management, nutrition, education/health promotion, elder abuse, evidence-based practice, safety, information technologies, nursing roles in palliative care/end of life care, communication strategies.

NURS 523 Advanced Medical Surgical and Critical Care Nursing Capstone Practicum (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 3 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 520, NURS 522, NURS 530, NURS 531.

Examination of pathophysiology, pharmacology and nursing care of critically ill patients, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, teamwork and collaboration, leadership, nursing roles, patient-centered care, informatics, and factors influencing health outcomes through the preceptorship model. Not open to students who have completed NURS 521. (CR/NC grading only) [Formerly part of NURS 520]

NURS 530 Community Health and Global Perspectives Theory (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 3 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 520, NURS 521 or NURS 523, NURS 522, NURS 531.

Examination of occupational and environmental health, issues in global health, comparison of healthcare systems, healthcare economics, epidemiology, rural health, program planning and evaluation, leadership, and disaster preparedness. [Formerly part of NURS 530]

NURS 531 Community Health and Global Perspectives Practicum (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of semester 3 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in NURS 520, NURS 521 or NURS 523, NURS 522, NURS 530.

Exploration of occupational and environmental health, global health issues that affect local communities, identification of community resources to promote optimal health, epidemiology, program planning and evaluation within an agency serving a local community. (CR/NCR grading only) [Formerly part of NURS 530]

NURS 555 Capstone Practicum (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Nursing majors; successful completion of level 4 nursing; concurrent enrollment in level 5 nursing courses.

Promoting independence in the synthesis and practice of biophysical and psychosocial nursing care to specific client groups across the life span including leadership and management concepts. Focus on advanced biophysical and psychosocial aspects of care for the patient and family.

NURS 558 Professional Practice Concepts Theory (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted APO program only; registered nurse license; concurrent enrollment in NURS 559;

Opportunity to explore leadership and management concepts in nursing practice. Examination of organizational structure and aspects of leadership central to the clinical staff role.

NURS 559 Professional Practice Concepts Practicum (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted APO program only; registered nurse license; concurrent enrollment in NURS 558.

Practicum experience to gain competency in clinical patient management through the application of leadership and management principles; exploration of nurse manager roles and responsibilities in a clinical setting.

NURS 693 RN-BSN Program Internship (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to the APO program in Nursing.

Supervised employment in nursing. Career development, professional experience, and enhancing the education experience. May be repeated for a total of 12 units. (Plus-minus ABC/NC grading only)

NURS 699 Independent Study in Nursing (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

An intensive study of a particular problem in nursing under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open to regularly enrolled students only. May be repeated for credit a total of 6 units.

NURS 702 Health Systems Management (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program; NURS 706.

Assessment of healthcare organizations, identification of systems issues and organization-wide changes. Use of complexity science, systems thinking, business and financial models to analyze practice quality and cost. Use of QI models and tools.

NURS 703 Education, Informatics, and eTechnology in Advanced Nursing Practice (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program.

Teaching and learning principles, health literacy and patient education strategies including adult learning principles. Use of information technologies in patient education. Analyze impact of information technologies/eTechnologies on patient education.

NURS 706 Health Care Policy and Nursing Leadership (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program.

Concepts and theories of public policy-making and relevant political systems in the context of healthcare delivery in the U.S. Leadership theory and models including effective leadership strategies to deal with conflict and manage teams.

NURS 708 Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care (Units: 4)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program and FNP emphasis.

Diagnosis and management of primary care health problems across the lifespan with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and health/illness theories from multiple disciplines. Interdisciplinary approach to primary care and health promotion.

NURS 711 Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Life Span (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program.

Advanced physical assessment skill acquisition with interpretation and documentation of lab and examination findings across the life span. Use of critical thinking and evidence-based practice approach to health promotion/health maintenance across the life span. Lecture, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Extra fee required.

NURS 715 Pharmacological Principles Across the Life Span (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program.

Clinical application of pharmacology of drugs commonly used in the treatment of chronic disease and minor acute illness across the lifespan; integration of drug therapy.

NURS 716 Advanced Pathophysiology and Diagnostic Reasoning I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program.

Integration of advanced physiology and pathophysiology with clinical application to advanced practice nursing; diagnostic reasoning.

NURS 717 Advanced Pathophysiology and Diagnostic Reasoning II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program.

Integration of advanced pathophysiology with clinical management approaches across the lifespan. Advanced diagnostic reasoning.

NURS 720 Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Advanced Practice Nursing (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program; course in inferential statistics.

Epidemiology and interrelationship with biostatistics. Understanding the complex factors involved in the distribution of health and disease in the population. Application of concepts in a variety of care settings and in specific patient populations.

NURS 721 Program Planning and Financial Management in Nursing Practice (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to M.S.N. students.

Use program planning models to conduct a needs/asset assessment and develop an evaluation plan. Utilize business planning and financial management principles to develop a business plan and conduct a financial analysis of an organization or work unit. [CSL may be available]

NURS 732 Ethics in Advanced Nursing Practice (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program.

Case and problem-based approach to ethics, ethical dilemmas and ethical decision making for advanced practice nurses. Exploration of ethical principles related to contemporary clinical issues using a patient-centered approach.

NURS 794 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program; consent of instructor.

Research methodologies, translational research and scholarship. Critical appraisal of sources of information. Application of evidence-based practice models in a variety of healthcare settings.

NURS 801 Graduate Nursing Practicum I (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program; consent of advisor.

Integration of concepts from nursing, business, social sciences, education and epidemiological in a healthcare setting to address disease prevention and management, health promotion and illness prevention for individuals, families and/or aggregates.

NURS 802 Graduate Nursing Practicum II (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: Restricted to students in the M.S.N. program; NURS 801; take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN).

Synthesis and application of concepts from nursing, social sciences, education, and epidemiology in a healthcare setting to address disease prevention and management, health promotion and illness prevention for individuals, families, and/or aggregates.

NURS 804 Professional Issues and Nurse Practitioner Skills (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Family Nurse Practitioner graduate students; NURS 810; concurrent enrollment in NURS 811 or NURS 812. Examination of NP roles and skills including invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures, emergencies in primary care settings, standardized procedures, clinical protocols, furnishing license and legal issue. Extra fee required.

NURS 810 Family Nursing Practitioner Practicum I (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Family Nurse Practitioner graduate students; NURS 711.

Beginning clinical practicum in a primary care setting. Use of evidence-based approach to provide health promotion and illness management to individuals and families across the lifespan. Completion of 200 practicum hours.

NURS 811 Family Nursing Practitioner Practicum II (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Family Nurse Practitioner graduate students; NURS 810.

Continuation of clinical practicum in a primary care setting. Use of evidence-based approach to provide health promotion and illness management to individuals and families across the lifespan. Completion of 200 practicum hours.

NURS 812 Family Nursing Practitioner Practicum III (Units: 4)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Family Nurse Practitioner graduate students; NURS 811.

Refine clinical practice in a primary care setting. Use of evidence-based approach to provide health promotion and illness management to individuals and families across the lifespan. Completion of 200 practicum hours.

NURS 895 Applied Research in Nursing (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of advisor, department chair, committee, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.

Integration of advanced nursing concepts in a written document such as intervention plan, grant proposal, business plan, focused review of the literature, clinical protocol or analysis paper demonstrating achievement of advanced practice nurse competencies. (CR/NC, RP grading only)

NURS 897 Research in Nursing (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Advancement To Candidacy (ATC) on file and departmental approval.

Study, discussion, and evaluation of topics germane to nursing. May not be used to satisfy M.S.N. minimum requirement for ATC. May be repeated with departmental approval. (CR/NC grading only)

NURS 898 Master's Thesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of advisor, department chair, committee, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only)

NURS 899 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate major adviser and supervising faculty member.

An intensive examination, analysis, or synthesis of a problem under the direction of a member of the faculty. Open only to regularly enrolled students. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

Application Deadlines

Start Semester Deadline
Summer February 1
Fall May 1
Spring October 1

San Fransico State University

University Credit with Certificate Program

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Digital Animation

The Digital Animation Certificate will prepare you for a career in today's leading animation studios by providing you with a targeted and innovative curriculum.

The curriculum combines the latest computer technology with a strong foundation in the principles of animation, as it was developed in consultation with animation industry experts from Pixar, PDI/DreamWorks and ILM. All of our instructors are top industry talent, too.

Combining classic animation principles with the latest technology, you will be working on animation projects from the very beginning. Through a variety of assignments you will produce multiple pieces for your demo reel, giving you a jump-start into the digital animation field.

Computer animation is a highly collaborative field, and animators should be able to interact with all co-workers in a constructive way. It is also crucial to have an understanding of both the artistic and technical aspects of 3D computer animation, to develop a spirit of inquiry, as well as good work ethics and communication skills.

About Animation Curriculum

The curriculum fully immerses you in character animation with classes in drawing, modeling, rigging, lighting, texturing, storytelling, and improvisation. The focus of these classes will be to help you understand the field as a whole, while you acquire a language that is common to the industry. Our program offers a unique blend of education in traditional animation principles that are critical to telling great stories, and new technologies that are radically transforming the possibilities of digital animation.

Certificate Requirements

Digital Animation Curriculum

  • Principles of Computer Animation (2 units) ($640)
  • Drawing for Digital Animation (2 units) ($640)
  • Digital Animation Level I: Mechanics of Movement (3 units) ($960)
  • Modeling/Rigging I (2 units) ($640)
  • Animation Story Workshop (1 unit) ($425)
  • Digital Animation Level II: Body Mechanics (3 units) ($960)
  • Modeling/Rigging II (2 units) ($640)
  • Lighting/Texturing I (2 units) ($640)
  • Digital Animation Level III: Character Animation (3 units) ($960)
  • Lighting/Texturing II (2 units) ($640)
  • Studio Class (3 units) ($960)
  • Breaking into the Animation Industry Workshop (1 unit) ($425)
  • Bringing Digital Alive (1 unit) ($425)

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to Digital Animation Certificate Program, students should have at least 60units of academic credit with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or sufficient experience to demonstrate that they can perform upper division work. However, students who do not have 60 units are encouraged to apply and may be admitted to the program on a conditional basis. (See Academic Certificate requirements.)

Certificate of Completion Request

Once you have completed the necessary coursework, submit the Certificate of Completion Request Form:

Certificate of Completion Request Form


San Fransico State University

Graduate Certificate Program

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Clinical Laboratory Science Program

Mission Statement

The certificate CLS Internship Program provides the academic and practical experience necessary to attain entry-level competency in the practice field. This educational model has a strong academic structure and offers intensive technical development. This model also emphasizes the critical importance of leadership in the field of clinical laboratory science through the application of principles related to problem solving and evaluation, education, communication, research and management.

The faculty of the CLS Internship Program has a responsibility for the impact the student enrolled in the CLS Internship Program may have on patient testing. In order to fulfill this responsibility, the program has established minimum technical standards that must be met, with or without reasonable documented accommodation, in order to participate in the program and graduate. The program is committed to the principal of equal opportunity. The program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Goals

The overall goal of the program is to prepare graduates who are knowledgeable and respected clinical laboratory scientists, and who are lifelong learners with the potential for leadership as supervisors, managers, and educators.

Curriculum

The CLS program consists of (1) a 16-week semester of didactic and laboratory work and (2) a 40-week off-campus internship at affiliated clinical laboratory sites. For the 40-week off-campus portion, students enroll in special sessions through the College of Extended Learning.

First Semester Units
CLS 701 Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis 4
CLS 706 Contemporary Clinical Science Issues 2
CLS 731 Clinical Hematology 4
CLS 753 Clinical Microbiology 4
CLS 790 Clinical Serology & Immunohematology 4
Total 18
Subsequent 40 Weeks Units
CLS 702 Clinical Laboratory Internship (4 units of CLS 702 taken twice 8
CLS 705 Clinical Laboratory Internship II (3 units of CLS 705 taken twice) 6
CLS 709 Clinical Laboratory Internship III 3
CLS 707 CLS Bridge to Clinical Practice 3
Total for enitre program 38

English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: Students complete a two-page, proctored essay at the time of their application interview. If necessary, remediation will be fulfilled by successful completion of SCI 614 or equivalent course.

Level Two: Successful completion of a series of written professional reports as required for a leadership role in professional environments: CLS 706.

San Fransico State University

Credits and Certificate Program

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School of Design Programs and Courses

Program Scope

The School of Design offers a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design with a concentration in Product Design and Development, a Minor in Industrial Arts, and a Master of Arts in Design.

The Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design (BSVCD) is a program for students who intend to focus their studies on visual communication design applications relative to graphic design and digital media. The major addresses a changing technological landscape and the resulting new opportunities for education and the profession in the realm of visual communication design. The design major prepares students for design study, research and practice, as well as flexible collaboration with other disciplines involving technology, user experience, and creative problem-solving.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design with Concentration in Product Design and Development (BSID/PDD) is a program for students who intend to focus their studies on product-oriented design applications. The major addresses the creation of industrial goods and services and concentrates on three principle aspects of design: process, people, and product. The BSID/PDD incorporates the study of user-centered needs, relative to the responsible and resourceful implementation of technology innovation, materials, marketing principles, and aesthetic values.

The Master of Arts in Design program is designed for students who want to pursue professional work in design firms, teaching, project management, strategic planning for design firms, or management roles in technology. We emphasize problem-solving competencies, both conceptual and practical. Students in the program study visual communication design and product design with an interdisciplinary perspective. Students with a wide range of backgrounds work with a graduate advisor to design an M.A. program that meets their career goals. Based upon focused research into a chosen design problem, students develop a specialized area of study in graphic design/visual communication design, product design/manufacturing, industrial technology, project management, or digital media. Many students prepare for doctoral work at other institutions.

The Minor in Industrial Arts is designed to provide students with majors other than Design a broad exposure to applications and benefits of design. Students in the minor will obtain a general knowledge of and a foundation in professional design.

Courses

DES 210 Industrial Science (Units: 3)

Nature, properties, and processing of common industrial materials used in the design and production of today's manufactured products: metallics, plastics, wood, paper, fibers and textiles, ceramics, coatings, and composite materials. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 210]

DES 220 Introduction to Drawing for Designers (Units: 3)

Introduction to drawing for design professions: graphic design, industrial design, digital media, and marketing. Learning to draw as learning to see and understand two- and three-dimensional objects, to give form to design ideas and to communicate these ideas to others. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 220]

DES 222 Introduction to 2D Digital Design (Units: 3)

Digital software and design processes for creating and editing digital images, illustration, documents for print and digital applications. Topics include design vocabulary, conceptualization methods, and text formatting. Students will develop and apply their knowledge through analysis, critique, projects and exercises. This course is for prospective Design majors. Activity. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 222]

DES 226 Modern Letterpress Printing: Traditional and Digital Techniques (Units: 3)

Integration of centuries-old methods of letterpress into contemporary design processes. Direct, hands-on work with digital and letterpress proofing press to explore typographic principles, technical methods, lettering, vector illustration, photographic images, and more. Work is project-driven, featuring demos, critique, field trips. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 226]

Course Attributes:

    C1: Arts
DES 227 Rethinking Digital Visual Media: History, Technology, and Content (Units: 3)
Digital visual media (computer animation, interactive multimedia, Internet, virtual worlds) viewed through the lenses of history, cultural impact, technology, and production techniques. [Formerly DAI 227]
DES 256 Design and Society: Contemporary Design Issues and Applications (Units: 3)
Introduction to contemporary design issues, applications, and professions; exploration of design's wide-ranging social impacts from visual communication to product design, transportation to city planning, green design to design for social good. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 256]

Course Attributes:

  • C1: Arts
DES 300 Design Process (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; restricted to Design majors; DES 323, DES 356, and DES 370 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Creativity and the design process. Individual and group creative problem solving related to graphic communications and product design/development for industry. Activity. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 300]

DES 305 Lab Safety Basics (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Restricted to Design majors, minors, and graduate students.

Introduction to basic power and hand tools in the product design labs to ensure safe operation of tools for the duration of the student's program of study; proper dress, techniques, and protective equipment. May be repeated for a total of 2 units. (CR/NC grading only) [Formerly DAI 305]

DES 310 Product Design I (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 323, DES 356, DES 370, DES 305, DES 320, and DES 321 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Industrial manufacturing processes related to the development of three-dimensional objects for product and interior designers and manufacturing personnel. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 310]

DES 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 323, DES 356, and DES 370 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Mechanical and freehand drawing, the reproduction of drawings, and interpretation of graphic projections. Perspective drawing and the common elements of technical illustration. Signs and symbols of design and drafting. Required for BSID majors. Activity. Extra fee required. [Formerly DAI 320]

DES 321 Technical Drawing I: Introduction to CAD (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 323, DES 356, and DES 370 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Fundamentals of two-dimensional geometric image generation techniques to familiarize the student with computer-aided drafting (CAD). Microcomputer CAD hardware and software. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 321]

DES 322 Computer Graphic Imaging (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to DES majors; upper-division standing; DES 323*, DES 356*, DES 370* with grades of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Comprehensive studies in computer imaging process and production: digital image generation, image conversion processing, image assembly, and image production and reproduction. Selected computer graphic applications and software packages. Activity. Extra fee required. [Formerly DAI 322]

DES 323 Visual Design Literacy (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design majors; upper-division standing; or consent of instructor.

Fundamental visual design principles, vocabulary, and applications in design. Topics relevant to 2D and 3D design techniques for both tangible and virtual results. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 323]

DES 324GW Research and Writing for Design - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design majors; GE Area A2; DES 323, DES 356, and DES 370.

Critical examination of works across the industry sub-disciplines of product design, visual communication, and new media. Authoring design concepts and shaping visual presentations. (ABC/NC grading only) [CSL may be available] [Formerly DAI 324GW]

Course Attributes:

  • Graduation Writing Assessment
DES 325 Graphic Design I: Introduction (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division DES majors; DES 322*, DES 323*, DES 356*, and DES 370* with grades of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Design principles and problem-solving for visual communication. Basic digital production tools and techniques for creating print and screen media. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 325]

DES 327 Interactive Design I (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 322, DES 323, DES 356, DES 370 with grades of C or better; or consent of instructor.

Introduction to digital media design focusing on Web design. Conceptual approaches to structuring information and interaction, basic graphic design considerations germane to networked media, and basic production skills. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 327]

DES 330 Industrial Design Outreach (iDo) (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; restricted to DES majors; DES 323, DES 356, and DES 370; or consent of instructor.

Development and delivery of industrial design educational experiences to underserved high school students; providing hands-on interdisciplinary design projects to help foster curiosity, creativity, and build self-confidence. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [CSL may be available] [Formerly DAI 330]

DES 332 Electricity and Electronics (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 323, DES 356, and DES 370 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Fundamentals of DC/AC circuits theory and basics of semiconductor devices. Principles of power generation, distribution and applications. Application of theory to practical applications in home and industry. Lecture, 2 units; activity, 1 unit. Extra fee required. [Formerly DAI 332]

DES 340 Design and Materials (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 323, DES 356, DES 370, and DES 305 with grades of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Properties of industrial materials related to design and manufacture of contemporary products; design process of material properties and traditional technologies relative to the form and function of design objects. Lecture, 2 units; activity, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 340]

DES 356 A History of Design and Technology (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design majors; upper-division standing; or consent of the instructor.

History of modern design and attendant technology issues. Antecedents of modern design in product design, visual communications, and allied sectors in design. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [Formerly DAI 356]

DES 360 Model Development Laboratory (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design majors; DES 300 or equivalent, DES 323, DES 356, DES 370, and DES 305 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Rudiments of model building for the industrial designer. Production of various levels of models including presentation-grade models. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 360]

DES 370 Introduction to Design (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design majors and minors; upper-division standing; or consent of the instructor.

Orientation to major program and concentrations, resources, and extracurricular opportunities. Issues and trends in design, technology, and industry. Selecting a faculty adviser and developing a program of major study. Vocational outlooks and opportunities for graduate study. (CR/NC grading only) [Formerly DAI 370]

DES 405 How to Develop, Patent, and Market an Idea (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of the instructor.

Presentations by experts from the field concerning consumer trends, procedures, pitfalls, advantages, and disadvantages involved in developing, patenting, and marketing new ideas or products. [Formerly DAI 405]

DES 410 Product Design II (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design majors; DES 300, DES 305, DES 310, DES 321, DES 420; or consent of the instructor.

Introduction to the product design and development process: people, process and product. User/market research, product development documentation, concept visual, models and applications. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 410]

DES 420 Rapid Visualization (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 370 with a grade of C or better.

Illustration of product and graphic design ideas. Three-dimensional sketching and rendering techniques. Lecture, 2 units; activity, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 420]

DES 421 Technical Drawing II: 3-D Solid Modeling (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 321 or equivalent; or consent of the instructor.

Industry standard computer-aided drafting. Use of digital computer to develop working drawings in architectural and industrial design. Practice with industrial input and output device. Activity. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 421]

DES 425 Graphic Design II (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 325 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Building on the design and problem-solving skills explored in Graphic Design I, students work on more advanced and complex projects. Classic design briefs and experimentation in contemporary applications of type, letterforms, and imagery as design elements are combined with guided, complex design problems. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 425]

DES 427 Interactive Design II (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 327 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Rich media design strategies and authoring techniques featuring graphical interaction, motion graphics, sound and video content for Web and mobile platforms. Activity. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 427]

DES 456 Design Thinking Principles and Practices (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for DES 756: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

Prerequisites for DES 456: Restricted to Design majors; upper-division standing; DES 323, DES 356, and DES 370 with grades of C or better; GPA of 3.0 or higher; or consent of the instructor.

Design thinking is a method for problem-solving and innovation that promotes an understanding of and empathy for the needs of the end user of the product or service, and that emphasizes an iterative, process-based approach to problem-solving. Introduce design thinking methods including user-based research techniques and prototyping, offer opportunities to apply these methods to class projects, and examine case studies. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

(DES 456/DES 756 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

DES 460 Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Systems (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design majors; DES 300*, DES 310*, and DES 321* or equivalents; or consent of the instructor.

Design applications for Rapid Prototyping and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) systems; Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), integration methodologies and flexible manufacturing systems. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 460]

DES 470 Portfolio Development (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Restricted to upper-division Design majors or consent of the instructor.

Development, types, containers of visual materials for showing the products of a student in a handy format, ready for presentation upon completion of schooling. May be repeated for a total of 2 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 470]

DES 475 Topics in Design (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 300* and DES 322* or equivalents; or consent of the instructor.

Directly supervised special topic design study taking various forms including teaching assistantship, group project, etc. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 9 units when topics vary. [Formerly DAI 475]

DES 505 Senior Design Project (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to senior Design majors; all Design core requirements.

Culminating Design problem-solving experience. Initiating an industrial research and development project; conducting all phases of the design development, from initial research, testing, and prototyping, along with feasibility analysis and presentation. Activity. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [CSL may be available] [Formerly DAI 505]

DES 510 Product Design III (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 300, DES 310, DES 321, DES 410, DES 420; and/or consent of the instructor.

Integration of design skills established in introductory courses and designing for human needs. Activity. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 510]

DES 521 Technical Drawing III: Advanced Modeling and Rendering (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design majors; DES 321 and DES 421; or consent of the instructor.

Advanced techniques in solid and surface modeling and rendering, using computer-aided design software and rendering programs to create accurate and visually compelling 3-D models; rapid prototyping component. Activity. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 521]

DES 523 Information Design I: Data Visualization (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors or minors; DES 323, DES 356, DES 370, and DES 300, DES 322, DES 325, DES 327; or consent of the instructor.

Introduction to the field of information design focusing on data visualization problems for digital media, print, and environmental communication. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 523]

DES 524 Information Design II: Exhibit Design (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors or minors; DES 300, DES 305, DES 322, DES 323, DES 356, DES 370, and DES 310 or DES 325 or DES 327 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Development of multimedia materials for presentations and exhibits. Methods of communicating diverse subject matter through various media, three-dimensional devices, and representative models. Activity. [Formerly DAI 524]

DES 525 Graphic Design III: Advanced (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design majors; DES 425 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Application of design principles in the solution of complex design projects. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 525]

DES 527 Interactive Design III (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design majors; DES 427 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Focused experimentation and production in topics such as motion graphics, digital compositing, and interaction design. Activity. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 527]

DES 532 Applied Digital Electronics (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors or minors; DES 332 or consent of the instructor

Study of basic Transistor-Transistor-Logic (TTL) gates, combinational logic systems, counters, registers, encoders, decoders, Analog/Digital (A/D), D/A, and the tools/techniques used for analysis and application of digital circuits. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 532]

DES 560 Prototyping Smart Devices (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors or minors; PHYS 101, DES 310, DES 321, DES 360.

Computer programming and electronic hardware design as applicable to product design practice. Use of microcontrollers, sensors, digital I/O devices and various programming environments. Techniques of prototyping interactive electronic "smart" products for demonstration and evaluation. Activity. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 560]

DES 570 Professional Practices for Designers (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to senior Design majors; DES 300, DES 322, DES 325, DES 327; or consent of the instructor.

Professional standards and practices of design. Development of an entry-level design portfolio and supporting documentation. Investigation of design and related roles in industry, employment opportunities, professional associations, design ethics, and interview skills. Hybrid components. Activity. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 570]

DES 575 Workshop (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors and minors; DES 323, DES 356, and DES 370.

Supervised study and activities including teaching assistantship, independent study, group project, etc. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary. Activity. Extra fee may be required. [CSL may be available] [Formerly DAI 575]

DES 576 Practical Experience: Internship (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 323, DES 356, and DES 370.

In-service experience in a special field. Directed experience in teaching and/or industry. Lecture, 1 unit; activity, 2 units. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. (CR/NC grading only) [CSL may be available] [Formerly DAI 576]

DES 627 Advanced Projects in Visual Communication Design (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to upper-division Design majors and minors or consent of the instructor.

Development of projects in advanced areas of interactive and/or print media. Special topics may include UX/UI, programming in design, physical computing, mobile media, corporate identity, and information design. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Extra fee required. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [CSL may be available] [Formerly DAI 627]

DES 628 Design Gallery: Exhibitions and Communications (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Design majors; DES 322, DES 356 with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor.

Theory and production of exhibitions, symposia, and publications for the Design Gallery, including planning, preparation, annotation, and critique. Activity. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 628]

DES 700 Seminar in Design Research (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to Design graduate students; Graduate Essay Test, which must be taken within six months of starting the graduate program.

Seminar in research methodology and introduction to the graduate program. Must be completed in the first semester of enrollment. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 700]

DES 701 Seminar: Trends and Issues (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Family and Consumer Sciences or School of Design.

Trends and issues in discipline-specific fields affecting individuals, families, and communities. Review of research and application of findings to problems. (This course is offered as FCS 700 [Formerly CFS 700] and DES 701 [formerly DAI 701]. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

DES 724 Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing for Creative Disciplines (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: DES 700 with a passing grade or consent of the instructor.

Overview and practicum of graduate level research methods and scholarly writing forms, such as literature review, methods, abstracts, chapter outlines, in preparation for graduate creative work and thesis projects. Specific methods, techniques, and strategies for students in creative disciplines. (Plus-minus AB/NC) [Formerly DAI 724]

DES 755 Seminar in Design Management (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design graduate students; DES 700; or consent of the instructor.

Students create a production using their project management skills throughout the experience. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 755]

DES 756 Design Thinking Principles and Practices (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for DES 756: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

Prerequisites for DES 456: Restricted to Design majors; upper-division standing; DES 323, DES 356, and DES 370 with grades of C or better; GPA of 3.0 or higher; or consent of the instructor.

Design thinking is a method for problem-solving and innovation that promotes an understanding of and empathy for the needs of the end user of the product or service, and that emphasizes an iterative, process-based approach to problem-solving. Introduce design thinking methods including user-based research techniques and prototyping, offer opportunities to apply these methods to class projects, and examine case studies. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

(DES 456/DES 756 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

DES 800 Seminar in Design Topics (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Design graduate students; DES 700 or equivalent.

Design theory and practice. Special techniques in individual and group approaches to problem-solving. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 800]

DES 805 Seminar in Design Methodology (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to Design graduate students or consent of the instructor.

Research-driven design projects using advanced methodologies related to user-centered design, market/consumer research, human factors, product development, etc. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly DAI 805]

DES 852 Directed Experience in Design (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate standing; consent of the graduate major adviser, supervising faculty member, and department chair.

Preparatory course preceding graduate creative work or thesis project comprising investigation of literature and/or prior art, formulation of a research question, preparation of creative work/thesis proposal, completion of a research plan, and presentation. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available] [Formerly DAI 852]

DES 894 Creative Work Project (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and departmental graduate committee; and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

(CR/NC, RP grading only) [Formerly DAI 894]

DES 898 Master's Thesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and major adviser and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

(CR/NC grading only) [Formerly DAI 898]

DES 899 Independent Study (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment by petition approved by the supervising instructor, the major adviser, and the department chair.

Special study of a particular problem in industry or industrial education conducted under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated. [CSL may be available] [Formerly DAI 899]

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